Also what makes it worse with this M1 announcement is that the development platform they use on Windows doesn’t support ARM, so while on Mac they now have native ARM support, on Windows ARM computers (Surface Pro X) it runs in x86 compatibility mode that is a dogs breakfast and provides the worst experience ever. With native Apple Silicon support, owners of the M1 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini can access 1Password's vaults, generate strong passwords, integrate with web browsers and more, with all the power and efficiency Apple's new Mac chip has to offer.
After a multi-month beta period, software company Adobe has publicly released a version of its Photoshop image-editing software that runs natively on M1 Macs like the late-2020 models of the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
In a blog post announcing the release, Adobe's Pam Clark claims that Photoshop will now run 'significantly' faster on M1 Macs. Here's a snippet:
Our internal tests show a wide range of features running an average of 1.5X the speed of similarly configured previous generation systems. Our tests covered a broad scope of activities, including opening and saving files, running filters, and compute-heavy operations like Content-Aware Fill and Select Subject, which all feel noticeably faster. Our early benchmarking also shows that some operations are substantially faster with the new chip.Naturally, Adobe says it plans to continue optimizing and improving the Apple Silicon version of Photoshop. The blog post notes a couple features that didn't make it to this initial public release for the architecture: 'Invite to Edit Cloud Documents' and 'Present Syncing.' There are a few others that aren't named in the post, but the post does point out that they're mostly features that were only recently added to other Photoshop builds.
The announcement about M1/Apple Silicon support was accompanied by the introduction of an entirely new feature that is available on this platform, though: the Camera Raw plugin will get 'Super Resolution,' which is basically a machine-learning-driven version of the oft-mocked 'enhance!' functionality seem in TV crime procedurals and sci-fi films. Trained on a large data set, Super Resolution attempts to double both the vertical and horizontal resolutions of an image. It improves on similar features that were already available in Photoshop but which had more limitations.Advertisement
(On a related note, Adobe also says it has added two new features to Photoshop for iPad: 'Cloud Documents Version History' and 'Make Cloud Documents Available Offline.')
Adobe had already brought its Lightroom photo-editing and management application to Macs running on Apple's new chips, and it is working on others as well.
All told, this has been a relatively eventful week for M1 software support. Microsoft's Visual Studio Code received a widely available M1 version for the first time a few days ago, and we've also seen Apple Silicon-native versions of CorelDRAW, Octane X, DaVinci Resolve, and 1Password roll out this week.
Anyone running an M1-powered Mac can go and download the new beta right now. The announcement came via blog post earlier this week with founder Dave Teare saying that you can look forward to using 1Password on your new M1 Mac – even if you don't want to resort to running a beta version. Rosetta 2 does a fine job emulating x86, it turns out. Uninstall 1Password with just a few clicks. Apparently, uninstalling apps on a Mac manually is not the most convenient way. If you are interested in completing this task quickly and easily, then use a special utility App Cleaner & Uninstaller, specially designed to remove apps.
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